Blackheath Prep is committed to supporting charitable endeavours in our local community. We actively encourage our pupils to think about their community, and the world at large. We help them to develop an appreciation of the advantages they have and an understanding of and empathy for those who may not be as fortunate. We also encourage support from our parents.
Throughout the year, we host a wide range of pupil-led fundraising and charitable initiatives in school, including Christmas jumper days, sponsored events, table sales and donations of second-hand sports kits and uniform to schools overseas. The PTFA also raises money for a variety of charities and makes regular uniform donations to two schools in Zimbabwe.
At Blackheath Prep, we place great value on supporting smaller charities in our local area and building ongoing partnerships with them.
In our bicentenary year, we have been holding monthly fundraising activities to support local charities, including Age Exchange, Blackheath and Creekside Discovery Centre, Deptford. One of our longest-standing partnerships is with the Deptford-based 999 Club who work with people experiencing homelessness. We support their work with fundraising activities throughout the year, including food donations from our harvest festival and fundraising to fund new sleeping bags and other necessary items.
We reguarly support the work of Mary’s Meals, supporting their work to provide meals for children around the world. Other recent fundraising includes working with The Raheli Trust to support two pupils, Agnes and Grace, through their schooling in Tanzania.